My current mascara is making my eyes itch, which is a shame because it’s great for volume. What’s a really good volumising mascara that won’t make me tear up?
Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara is a great bet for full, plump lashes that won’t make your eyes run. If you can’t get yourself to a Lancome outlet stat, there’s also Rimmel’sVolume Flash Scandal Eyes Mascara, which delivers on all counts – long, full lashes that look natural without itching, clumping or flaking.
My sensitive skin is starting to bother me more than usual, and it’s started feeling red and itchy in the evening when I take my makeup off. What can I do?
Try adding an oatmeal mask to your regimen – oatmeal is a famous skin soother; it calms down inflammation and softens the skin, which is what you’re probably looking to do considering sensitive skin often feels quite rough and flaky. Add some oatmeal to a bit of yogurt and use it as a mask every evening; alternatively, almond and jojoba oils are great for soothing and calming sensitive skin, but when used in a DIY mask they can exacerbate the problem if you don’t get the quantities just right. Try Weleda’s Iris Hydrating Masqueinstead. It features almond and jojoba oils and is 100% organic, so you don’t need to worry about chemicals irritating your skin further.
When’s a good time to start using an eye cream?
Experts say that the earlier in your 20s you use eye creams the less likely you are to develop fine lines later on, so if you’ve noticed a couple of ‘crow’s feet’ or you feel like that might be something that’ll bother you later on in life, start now.
Meanwhile, some people believe that wrinkles, especially the crinkly ones you get around your eyes when you smile, are rather charming – hey, if it works for the menfolk, I don’t see why that doesn’t apply to women too.
If that’s a school of thought you subscribe to, then I guess that’s one less thing on your skincare checklist to worry about! Frankly, it depends entirely on you.